Smart Manufacturing Enterprise Minor

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The manufacturing facility of yesterday has evolved into the Smart Manufacturing Enterprise, where new technologies – artificial intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet of Things, collaborative robotics, virtual reality and more – are changing the manufacturing landscape in fast, exciting ways.

Smart Manufacturing InfographicAs a Smart Manufacturing Enterprise professional, you will utilize advanced methods and technologies to help design, build and deliver new products to the world. Your understanding of smart manufacturing practices, techniques, organizations, methods and technologies will help you create solutions that provide improved efficiency, more responsible energy consumption, and global sustainability.

At the Purdue Polytechnic Institute, our hands-on approach produces graduates who not only have deep technical knowledge and applied skills in their chosen discipline, but also possess the problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and leadership skills sought by industries and communities around the world.

Our Smart Manufacturing Enterprise program offers a transdisciplinary curriculum, built from a common manufacturing foundation, which prepares our students for successful careers in any manufacturing arena.

Program Benefits

Upon successful completion of the Smart Manufacturing Enterprise minor, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of manufacturing industries and the common or unique processes employed by each.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship and interdependencies between Manufacturing Operational Technology and Manufacturing Information Technology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the contribution of manufacturing to global economies and the operating characteristics of the global manufacturing enterprise.
  • Develop the ability to communicate the role of the student’s current major to the smart manufacturing enterprise.
  • Effectively engage in problem-solving teams of students with majors in other manufacturing-related disciplines.

Smart Manufacturing Enterprise Core Courses

Students complete sixteen Smart Manufacturing Enterprise credit hours in their first three years.

  • Introduction to the Smart Manufacturing Enterprise
  • Introduction to Programming  and Data Management for Smart Manufacturing
  • Data Capture, Collection and Visualization in Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart Manufacturing Operational and Information Networks
  • Manufacturing and the Global Economy
  • Smart Manufacturing Organization and Operations